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Real wages fall as inflation spikes

June 9, 2022

Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.

Inflation makes NCR family living wage rise to Php1,087

May 5, 2022

The NCR minimum wage is falling even further behind the FLW and a meaningful increase is more urgent than ever for genuinely inclusive recovery.

Wage hike possible with transparency, gov’t support

April 9, 2022

If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.

Wage increase needed to avert only real wage decline in 36 years

April 1, 2022

If the Duterte administration does not give a large wage hike, it will finish its term with the only decline in real wages among all post-Marcos administrations over the past 36 years.

Strong economy? Falling real wages

July 25, 2021

The Philippines’ credit rating by Standard & Poor went up a notch from BBB/ Stable to BBB+ Stable this May, the highest recorded in history. But what use are rising credit ratings if working people still receive paltry wages?

Php750 NCR Minimum Wage Doable

March 7, 2020

A substantially higher minimum wage is an important and doable step towards making economic growth genuinely inclusive. Millions of workers and their families will immediately benefit from a Php750 minimum wage in NCR which will only cost employers 8.9% of their profits.

Falling real wages, more expensive food

September 8, 2019

Inflation is lower but food remains expensive amid declining real wages for many Filipinos.

High prices still burden poor despite inflation slowdown–IBON

December 5, 2018

On the release of the November 2018 inflation rate, research group IBON said that prices are still high and rising even with the reported slowdown. This remains a burden on poor families trying to live off low and precarious incomes. Substantial and longer-term solutions are still needed, said the group. Headline inflation slowed to 6.0% […]